Manufacturing underpins the success of the economy. The rise of the 4th industrial revolution produces new and exciting business opportunities globally. Choose from optional modules to specialise your study. Cover the breadth of both technical and business skills in order to make a real impact in your chosen career.
Who is it for?
The course is developed for mechanical and materials engineers who want to engage in hi-tech manufacturing methods to deliver the development of innovative products.
Why this course?
Manufacturing technologies are responsible for the delivery of next-generation products impacting sectors such as automotive and aerospace. You will learn from experts in the fields of composites, coatings, metrology and management to name but a few, providing you with the technical knowledge to deliver and support new product development.
Our group and thesis projects are industrially linked, requiring you to apply your taught knowledge to solve a ‘real-life’ industrial challenge. You will have the opportunity to be supervised by a world-leading academic in this area.
The MSc course comprises eight assessed modules (four core and four elective), in which students gain an understanding of world-class manufacturing technology and management practice, a group project and an individual project.
All the modules in the following list need to be taken as part of this course:
- Introduction to Manufacturing, Materials and Research Techniques
- Managing Innovation and New Product Development
- General Management
A selection of modules from the following list needs to be taken as part of this course:
- Composites Manufacturing for High-Performance Structures
- Nano and Microscale Rapid Prototyping Manufacture
- Nano and Micro Technologies for Energy
- Advanced Welding Processes
- Engineering Microdevices
- Machining Moulding and Metrology
- Surface Science and Engineering
- Functional Coatings and Thin Films
- Finite Element Analysis
- Precision Engineering
- Operations Management
- Metrology and Optical Testing
A first or second class UK Honours degree or the international equivalent of these UK qualifications. Other relevant qualifications, together with significant experience, may be considered. Suitable for manufacturing engineers keen to develop their skills and knowledge in the development and application of disruptive technologies, needed to address the Government's high-value manufacturing agenda.
Applicants who do not fulfil the standard entry requirements can apply for the Pre-Masters programme, successful completion of which will qualify them for entry to this course for the second year of study.
Takes you on to essential leadership roles in a range of sectors that are required to drive UK high-value manufacturing forward and provide the vision for future prosperity.
About the School
Cranfield's distinctive expertise is in our deep understanding of technology and management and how these work together to benefit the world.